50-75) Petter turns to the Book of Ezekiel
and especially to the sign act narrated in the early chapters of the book.
He called upon all the different levels of the government, from executive, legislature to read the book of Ezekiel
34 on how to be good shepherds.
'Gog and Magog' is a reference is to chapters 38 and 39 in the book of Ezekiel
, a part of which is read on the intermediate Sabbath of Sukkot (Tabernacles).
Just because Konstantin Pobedonostsev, an adviser to Tsar Alexander III, used language vaguely reminiscent of the Book of Ezekiel
hardly establishes cause and effect.
The title, The Fiery Throne, is aptly chosen and points to the heart of Z.'s scholarly work, the Book of Ezekiel
, where Z.'s legacy endures.
Yet, she also notes that Benjamin's lament, which frequently alludes to the mystical imagery of the book of Ezekiel
, was written at a moment when the tide of forced conversions was turning, when many Jewish converts may have been returning to their communities, and when rulers were beginning to consider expulsion as the solution to their Jewish problem.
Wink addresses this question in Appendix 3 entitled "Ezekiel's Influence on Jesus." There he lists eleven points of contact between the book of Ezekiel
and the Jesus tradition in the Gospels.
The first is that the Book of Ezekiel
, like the other major Old Testament prophetic writings, is essentially a community text, aimed at shaping the life and destiny of a religious community.
Wideman warns, however, against false prophecy, as in the African girl's prediction that the Zhosa cattle should be killed and in warnings from the Book of Ezekiel
"against the prophets who have false visions and who foretell lies." Most vigorously, Wideman rails against anyone who prophesies denial, submission, violence, or bigotry - "the prophets of ghost dance, prophets of the cattle killing, prophets of Kool-Aid, prophets of bend over and take it in your ear, your behind, prophets of off with your head, prophets of chains and prisons and love thy neighbor if and only if he's you, prophets of one skin more equal than others and if the skin fits, wear it and if it doesn't, strip it layer by layer down to the bone and then the prophets sayeth a new and better day will dawn."
The gathering, called "Stand in the Gap" after a passage from the Old Testament book of Ezekiel
, followed a week of largely favorable advance press in national news outlets that came despite protests by feminist groups alleging that PK sanctions male supremacy.
The idea that the consequences of one's actions can linger and have great effects later in time is quite common within the Hebrew Bible and is even spoken of in the book of Ezekiel
(Numbers 14:26-35, Deuteronomy 4:31, 23:3-6, 25:17-19, 2 Kings 21:10-15, Ezekiel 16:60, 20:23).
The most notorious case of near extinction was the Book of Ezekiel
. The Jews didn't want Ezekiel in the Hebrew canon because he had broken a serious taboo--he's the only one of the prophets who dared describe what he had seen of God.